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Everything and Nothing / Re: R.I.P. Jeff Kowal aka Terra Ambient
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:19:16 PM »
 :'(

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Spectral Detours.
« on: April 16, 2016, 02:58:27 PM »
 8)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Harry Bertoia's Sonambient
« on: March 19, 2016, 03:36:47 PM »
I have been looking for recordings of Harry Bertoia's works for some time without any luck. There are some available on vinyl, but that was not what I was looking for. I recently discovered this box set on importantrecords.com. I ordered it even though it was out of my usual price range and received it this week. It is an 11 cd box set with a nice booklet included. His recordings made with his handmade metal instruments in his barn in rural Pennsylvania are incredible. I've spent a lot of time listening this week and am amazed at the sounds he produces. I thought I would get bored with this many recordings of seemingly the same thing. Each piece taken from his original tapes is a journey worth taking IMO. I can only imagine what this would sound like live in his barn. The set is kind of expensive at just under $100, but I'm not regretting the purchase. There is also a digital download available in wav or mp3 for about $50 with a pdf of the booklet. I hope to be able to make the journey to his place in Pennsylvania sometime to see and hear his creations in person. If you are not familiar with his work I would recommend going to the Important Records site where they have a mix available or search youtube for examples.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Music Dealers Licensing
« on: February 24, 2016, 02:10:26 PM »
Thanks, Scott and Forrest. I will pass this on to my friend. My friend is an attorney, but not a music attorney,  so I'm sure he will have the contract looked over.

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Everything and Nothing / Music Dealers Licensing
« on: February 24, 2016, 07:59:08 AM »
Does anyone know anything about a company called Music Dealers? An old friend of mine contacted me asking. His two sons play in an electronic pop group that has some releases and success in the the Virginia area. They have been contacted by this company wanting to talk to them about a non-exclusive licensing contract. Any thoughts or information on this would be appreciated.  http://www.musicdealers.com/#/work

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I saw that zZonds has them for $799. I believe they also have a twelve month play-as-you-play plan with payments of about $66 a month. My problem with the Korg Odyssey is that it doesn't feel solid what with all of the plastic used. I wonder how long it will last?

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 04, 2016, 02:48:54 PM »
 8)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 10:09:59 PM »
 https://cdn.modulargrid.net/img/racks/modulargrid_254323.jpg   This is my present system with the blank panels representing a MOTM-440 in MU format, a MOTM Quad LFO and a Blacet Dark Star Chaos. The order of modules is fairly random as I haven't decided on the final layout yet. This modular has been disassembled for a while now because I'm going to paint the mdf cabinets. Unfortuntely , I am a great procrastinator, because this project just keeps getting pushed back.  :-[ is my present system with the blank panels representing a MOTM-440 in MU format, a MOTM Quad LFO and a Blacet Dark Star Chaos. The order of modules is fairly random as I haven't decided on the final layout yet. This modular has been disassembled for a while now because I'm going to paint the mdf cabinets. Unfortuntely , I am a great procrastinator, because this project just keeps getting pushed back.  :-[

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:03:21 PM »
I've been trying to load a picture from Modulargrid.net of my current modular, but I just can't figure it out. For now I'll just say that I have a MU system with 22 synthesizer.com modules, a couple of MOTM modules and a Blacet Dark Star Chaos. I will keep trying to figure out how to load a pic of mine. I enjoy looking at other's systems.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 02:50:24 PM »
Im happily broke, addicted and in therapy ;D :o
Me, too!   ???

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 28, 2016, 02:48:59 PM »
Yes, his work on Consequences really got me interested in the Gizmotron back in the '70's. Hopefully this new version works a lot better. It's on my list, as well.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:13:29 AM »
Thanks for the pictures, Loren.  It would be great if the spacings between the rubber wheels were adjustable.  Then I could try it out on some of my less conventional stringed instruments.   ;)

Forrest
From looking at the installation video on the Gizmotron site, it looks like the rubber wheels spacing is somewhat adjustable. I'm not sure how much, though.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 25, 2016, 01:53:51 PM »
Forrest, from what I remember reading, the Gizmotron will work with an acoustic guitar as it's physically bowing the strings and not electronically stimulating them. There is also a version coming out for bass. It looks like a really interesting device.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 22, 2016, 04:12:02 PM »
Yes, some really interesting stuff appearing at NAMM this year. I'll be interested to hear your impressions, Loren. Have you seen the Expressive E Touche' yet?  The demo looks really cool.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 07, 2016, 05:17:31 PM »
I got it as a download through Bandcamp earlier in the week. I'm looking forward to an opportunity this weekend to listen to it more deeply. I'm liking what I've heard on listens in my car (not the ideal setting). Looking forward to the cd release, also.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: October 10, 2015, 03:21:49 PM »
After ordering it in June with a estimated July delivery date, my Folktek Conduit arrived today.I've spent the last almost two hours playing with it and I must say, having fun. It is a pretty simple device with 4 knobs and 10 touchplates. There are 4 jacks. One for audio out, audio in, cv out and cv time. The 4 knobs are for mix, feedback, time and filter cutoff. Learning to control it and use it musically should be interesting. For the time being, I'm not using any outboard effects until I get a better idea of what I'm doing. I'm running it through an old Line 6 POD I've had since 1999 and using some of it's effects. Like I said, I have been having a lot of fun making sounds and noise, but I feel a lot like I did when I first started fooling around with a Synthi AKS in my schools electronic music studio in 1972. Cool sounds, but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I will definitely be playing with it some more today and tomorrow and will let you know how I progress with it. Can't wait to try some of my effect pedals with it. Using touchpads , you affect it differently depending on where you touch the pads and how much surface of your finger is touching it. You also get different sounds from the pads depending on which other pads you are touching at the same time. Like I said, it is fun to play.

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Good to hear you're still around.  :)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: October 10, 2015, 03:01:33 PM »
Great news!  8)

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Enjoyed the blog and pictures. Life is all about adapting to the situation. It still looks like it was a great experience for you. I like the idea of breaking the walk up into smaller stages. At my age and physical conditioning, I don't think I would make it far trying to do it all at once. From reading your blog, I know Kathy wouldn't be able to do any part of it. Thanks again for sharing your experiences with us.

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